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Doctor insights on: Gastrocnemius Muscle Tear

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I tore my Gastrocnemius muscle and I was just wondering about how long it would take before I could have full mobility of my leg again?

I tore my Gastrocnemius muscle and I was just wondering about how long it would take before I could have full mobility of my leg again?

That hurts!!: If it's for sure that muscle, then a few weeks. You'll know because it will be feeling a lot better, especially when you stand on your toes.When it's feeling a little better, very gentle stretching will help it heal without getting too stiff. if you tore it way down by your heel, the tendon may be involved and that will need more care. Tendons heal more slowly. Motrin and icing will help too. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is there any relation between the blood flow in the gastrocnemius muscle and the digestive system?

Is there any relation between the blood flow in the gastrocnemius muscle and the digestive system?

Inverse relationship: If large muscles are active (e.g. Gastronemius while running) blood is preferentially shunted away from the digestive system and conversely after eating blood is increased proportionally to the GI tract. ...Read more

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What are signs a loculated cyst in the insertion are of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle the knee is getting worse?

What are signs a loculated cyst in the insertion are of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle the knee is getting worse?

Mass/Cyst: You may be developing a ganglion cyst, or a Baker's cyst. It is difficult to tell from your description, but if it is a fluid filled cyst, it is most likely a Gangion. If your MRI (which I am assuming you have had as you know the cyst is 'loculated') shows a solid mass, you must seek medical attention for a possible excision or biopsy for a proper dianosis ...Read more

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How to treat factor v leiden and a torn gastrocnemius muscle in the calf?

How to treat factor v leiden and a torn gastrocnemius muscle in the calf?

Conservative: Most gastrocnemius muscle strains are treated non operatively with protected weightbearing and temporary immobilization. The factor deficiency doesn't change the plan but increases the risk of bleeding or hematoma. If it swells a lot you may need factor treatments to control bleedeing. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of muscle tear?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of muscle tear?

Depends on the muscl: This depends on the muscle as there may be weakness or lack,of joint movement, but generally there,is aching in the area, or occasionally burning ...Read more

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What is the alternative to operation on muscle tear?

What is the alternative to operation on muscle tear?

Prolotherapy: Though controversial to some doctors, and elective to insurance companies, some people and their physicians swear by injections to muscle tears using inflammation-triggering agents to promote a healing specified scarring response. Prolotherapy and related sclerotherapy techniques include plasma-rich platelet injections. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help target injection sites specifically. ...Read more

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Intercostal muscle tear? Is that possible?

Intercostal muscle tear?  Is that possible?

Sure: Can be seen in athletes who do a lot of twisting of the upper body. Think of a base ball player at the plate. Occurs in weight lifters too. Not all that common but certainly seen ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

It depend: If the muscle torn from certain spot it may need surgical repair, other wise will treated with rest and pain medications'. ...Read more

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What should you avoid to eat when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

What should you avoid to eat when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

Muscle tear: There are no specific studies showing that any one single nutrient would hurt or help for this injury. Maintain a well-balanced diet, making sure that you have adequate protein intake. ...Read more

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